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ideal-LIVING
Retirement Blog
2016 Winter Issue

Find Your Escape

Happy homeowners share their stories of how they found their ideal homes.

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Hilton Head Lakes, Hardeeville, SC

Greg and Elaine Bosserman

“We love going to the shows [ideal-LIVING Resort & Retirement Expos]. We had gone several years. It was great to have everything in one location so we didn’t have to run around everywhere and search the internet.”

From Ellicot City, MD, the Bosserman’s attended Expos in Northern VA. They purchased a homesite in 2010 then waited for Elaine to retire. They have just built and moved into their home at Hilton Head Lakes and couldn’t be happier.  Elaine said, “I felt like it was meant to be.”

“We don’t miss the traffic. The only thing we do miss is our grandchildren, but we are hoping they will visit often. Location is everything. Hilton Head Lakes is in a great location–close to the beach and boating and to Savannah.”

“This is our little piece of heaven.”

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The Landings on Skidaway Island, GA

Rebecca & Gary Walling

“Our first discovery tour was to The Landings. We fell in love. The bar was set very high for us, so we kept comparing every place to The Landings.”

The Wallings had attended their first ideal-Living Resort & Retirement Expo in New Jersey in 2011. “Because of the Expos, we found The Landings. There are so many communities in one place. We even took friends with us to the Expo. They met their sales representative, Eileen Galves at there. “We had a personal connection right away. She knew we weren’t ready to buy, but she was so patient with us and kept the line of communication open.”

They took two discovery tours to The Landings and purchased in 2013.  Rebecca said, “I know more people in one and a half years than I did in 17 years in New Jersey. It’s the beauty that will bring you here, but the people who will make you stay.”

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Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA
Dick and Susie Hodgson

Dick and Susie Hodgson, lived in Williamsburg 28 years ago and moved back to the area about a year and a half ago after downsizing from a farm in Charlottesville, VA.

“We’ve really downsized, but it’s wonderful,” Susie expresses. She and her husband have joined the Kingsmill Yacht Club, which allows them to go on cruises on the water. Susie loves the proximity to the water at Kingsmill and recommends the James Landing Grille for its great seafood and scenic views over the James River. The Hodgsons enjoy antiquing and appreciate the history of the Williamsburg area.

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Carl Anderson

“My wife and I moved to Hot Springs Village from Illinois. We had come down to visit two times and on the second visit, I said ‘This is it!’ Since we’ve been here, I golf as much as I want. I fish and I can put my boat in the water in 10 minutes and I can be fishing on Lake Balboa. This is a wonderful place and we love it!”

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Jasper Highlands, Kimball, TN

Claudia Lankford and her fiancé purchased 14 acres in the country town of Kimball, TN on the bluffs of Jasper Mountain. An hour and a half from Nashville, the area may seem like it’s in the middle of nowhere, but it’s part of the gated development, Jasper Highlands, and according to Claudia, is definitely “in the middle of somewhere.”

Jasper Highlands is a turn-key company. They take care of everything from house plans to builders and designers. They will “answer any question…make available any thing you need,” Claudia says, and that’s exactly what she was looking for in a community. While she and her fiancé had visited the area before purchasing, most of the details of the exchange were done long-distance.

“When you’re out of state and make such a large purchase, you get a little scared,” Claudia explains. But she hasn’t once regretted choosing Jasper Highlands. With customizable home plans and highly recommended builders, Jasper Highlands has an excellent reputation. An architectural committee oversees all homes designed and built in the development, so nothing unseemly will be built. And with remarkable views overlooking Lake Nickajack and the Tennessee River Valley, the homes in the area, whether they are equestrian estates, mini-farms, or small acreage properties, better be equally remarkable.

 

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Shepherds Cove

Shepherds Cove

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

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Callawassie Island - South Carolina Gated Communities

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Callawassie Island, South Carolina

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Shell Point Retirement Community

Shell Point Retirement Community

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Haig Point Club

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Grande Dunes

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Hartness Greenville

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The Governors Land at Two Rivers

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Balsam Mountain Preserve

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Dataw Island

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David Weekley Homes - Victory at Verrado

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Port Ludlow

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The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay - Delaware Gated Communities

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Colleton River Club

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Bayside

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Bay Creek - Virginia Gated Communities

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Red Ledges Utah

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Champion Hills

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WindRiver

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The Landings on Skidaway Island - Savannah's Choice for Island Living

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Marina Pointe

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Landfall - North Carolina Premier Gated Communities

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